Greenwich Village


Greenwich Village in New York City is very similar to what I had envisioned through the years it might be like.  Artsy and colorful with beautiful old buildings!

Having arrived in the City the night before, with only four days to explore, I got an early start the following morning walking the 3/4th of a mile to the train, from the home of my Couchsurfing hostess–Maria and her parents–in Brooklyn.  The train ride into Manhattan took anywhere from 35 – 50 minutes, depending on where I was headed, and if I needed to transfer trains.  My experience taking trains in Europe was good practice for the subway here.

I had purchased a book about New York City and tore out the walking tours to have some type of map and plan.  Even with the map, the streets in Greenwich are a bit confusing, because they wind around and connect here and there.  As you can see, It was an overcast day.

This grouping of sculptures is very creative.  I like that they’re devoid of color, except for the one pair of tennis shoes.

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This building is pretty…

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I hope you like flower shops…I tend to photograph them whenever I see one.

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This pop of green was a pleasant surprise!

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I’m sure The Cherry Lane Theatre has some interesting shows…

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The pigeons caught my eye because every time someone walked by, they would scatter and the man taking a smoke break was interesting.

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These sidewalk fruit and vegetable stands are handy…

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I didn’t explore the interior of this vintage clothing shop, but it looks like it would be quite eclectic!

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My next stop was Chelsea Market.  See you tomorrow!

23 thoughts on “Greenwich Village

  1. Reblogged this on Big Apple Dayze and commented:
    I lived in Greenwich Village while attending NYU. In those days (the mid- 1970s), the neighborhood teeter-tottered on dilapidation and gentrification. Nowadays, it teeter-totters on elegant dilapidation and exorbitant rents. But some of my most cherished memories are forever hovering throughout this place.

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  3. Greenwhich Village is my favourite place in New York, we used to hang out there most nights on our last visit. I got a great tie die Janis Joplin shirt in one of those shops and it still fits!

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  4. Was just going to tell .. you – don’t miss Chelsea Market … for me Greenwich village stands for great small restaurants … and vibrant neighborhood. If you have time .. visit Dag Hammarsköjd Plaza .. and their open market. Can believe how cheap fruit and vegetables is over there. My pick of this great bunch is the shop and the pigeons. Well timed. *smile – see you at the market tomorrow.

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